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Akaroa Village Inn
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   81 Beach Road | Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #15 of 27 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Stockholm
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel has a perfect location just by the water with excellent views! Close to all restaurants and boat trips departing from the pier. Large and comfortable with all new facilities. The only thing to complain about was the boring pool and pool area, although heated and nice! Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, England
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28 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment and it was clean, well equipped and we appreciated the balcony overlooking the sea and central location opposite the wharf where the dolphin swimming trips depart. Everything you could want was included (apart from aircon) and the only downside was that the taxis used to gather early in the morning under the balcony making it a little noisy if the windows were open. Nevertheless we would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new zealand
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37 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Was quiet disappointed in this place for what we paid. When one is paying NZ $350 a night not to have air conditioning on a very hot summers night along with no sky TV when we really wanted to watch the Mens tennis final in Melbourne , we think its over priced ! Then you have the cruise ship buses waking you up early and there are heaps of them backing up then leaving their engines running for some time right outside your door. So would never stay there again but for some one who is an early riser and who doesn't care about having Sky TV its in a great position amongst it all and the rooms are very clean and tidy. Also the staff are lovely and friendly :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
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22 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

If you don't mind being in the center of it all -- across from a busy wharf, lots of walkers, gawkers, and late-night talkers (under your balcony), this is the place for you. Great views for sure, but noisy and bright at night in our waterfront unit (Jacques), so despite the heat (very hot in Akaroa that day),had to close windows and curtains. Crews getting ready for an incoming cruise ship began set-up at 5:30 a.m., backing up buses etc. Pluses: Very clean and roomy unit, close to restaurants.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were lucky enough to get the last room available in the town - we didn't book in advance and would suggest doing so if you are going to be there during the busy summer season. We had a two bedroom courtyard unit which appeared to have been recently refurbished - everything was very modern and very very comfortable - in a word, we were impressed! there is no outlook to speak of from the units but the water and the waterside park is across the road and there are picnic tables if you wish to take in the views. the location is terrific and the summit tourist drive is well worth the trip. this is a quaint sea side village - a nice place to visit for a night (or two if you want to do some walking on the peninsula). There is a pool that is basic but adequate for a quick dip. I would encourage the owners to consider providing complementary internet but to be fair, not many properties in NZ do. the units have crockery and a microwave so you can easily do your own breakfast and a basic meal; restaurants and waterside bars are very close by. check in and check out was quick and efficient. be aware that access to the first floor units is by stairs only so this may be an access issue for some.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Booked a 3-bedroom Jacques Village Inn unit and at check-in we were upgraded to two two-bedroom units, as these units had been renovated. We felt very spoilt as these units are very impressive: the fittings, finishes and furnishings are of five-star quality, and quite spacious. We really appreciated the upgrade which gave us more room and privacy. The units were lovely and quiet. Had a wonderful stay for our first time in Akaroa - thank-you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The village inn is in a fantastic location, right opposite the main wharf with beautiful views across the harbour. Rooms were palatial, very clean and comfortable. well stocked kitchen, good shower, and comfy sofas. although it was in the centre of things, evenings were quiet and peaceful

Staff were helpful and good car parking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 81 Beach Road | Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Akaroa Village Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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